Table 2.

Oxygen consumption (O2) and critical oxygen tension ([O2] crit) in crucian carp with embedded lamellae and protruding lamellae

Respiratory measurements
GroupsO2 (mg O2 kg−1 h−1)[O2]crit (mg O2 l−1)
Fish with embedded lamellae96±81.0±0.1*
Fish with protruding lamellae84±70.5±0.1*
  • Values are means ± s.e.m. of eight fish. Asterisks denote significant difference between the groups (P<0.01).